Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Slootman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Paul> That's what I thought. But then what is this business about
Paul> perl-5.004 and perl-5.005? It looks like a tiny incremental
Paul> change, but it has led to quite a lot of confusion IMHO and
Paul> pains when upgrading from slink to potato. Why wasn't the
Paul> perl package simply replaced?
Because the binary modules from 5.004 couldn't be used with those from
5.005, and people have legitimate reasons for still using 5.004 over
5.005 or vice-versa.
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